Greg Cochrane has been a Managing Partner of VRG Capital since 2011. With VRG he has been a lead investor and a director in a number of public and private companies including Wheels Group, Capri Media Group, Jones Brown Insurance Brokerage and Founders Advantage Capital.
Greg began his career with General Electric and then S.C. Johnson. In 1981 he bought into Mariposa Communications. By 1997, when the company was sold to Mosaic Group, he and his partner had built the largest event company in Canada. In 2001 he became a lead investor in Pareto Corporation, a start-up marketing services business which became a publicly traded entity in 2004. He served as a director until 2011, when the company was sold to a private equity firm. In 2016, he joined Data Communications Management [DCM] as an investor and Director. In late 2016, he was appointed President and in 2018 as CEO until March 2021. Greg currently serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors.
Greg currently serves on the Advisory Board of Kensington Capital. He is a founding donor of the Centre for Business Venturing at Queen’s University and is a member of the Business School’s Advisory Board. Greg is also the past co-chair for “Capitalize 4 Kids,” Canada’s premier investment conference. He has served on boards for groups and associations such as Junior Achievement, The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto, The Canadian Business Hall of Fame, St. Josephs Health Centre, and several others.
In 1992, Greg received Canada’s 125th Commemorative Anniversary medal for volunteerism in the community.